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Fifty Fifty

Carcanet's Jubilee in Letters


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A Book of the Year 2019 in The Morning Star. This is a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a small, ambitious press over a period of radical transformation in publishing. Each of Carcanet's fifty years is marked by an exchange of letters - handwritten, typed, and now emailed - between an author and the editor. Beginning in 1969 with the response to an invitation to subscribe to Carcanet for two guineas, the book traces Carcanet's progress and offers insight into the nature of literary editing. At its heart is the personal relationship of author and editor/publisher, the conflicts, friendships and vicissitudes that occur at the nexus between the work, its creator, publisher and reader. Poets are central, but fiction writers, translators, biographers and critics also contribute to the Carcanet ferment and firmament. Fifty Fifty celebrates the writers', readers' and editor's risks, passions and pleasures.

Product code: 9781784108786

ISBN 9781784108786
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW135xS35
No. Of Pages 464
Publisher Carcanet Press Ltd
Fifty Fifty celebrates fifty years of publishing by one of the UK's most distinguished and distinctive independent presses, through correspondence between 50 authors and their editor.